Explore Scientific 152mm Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor OTA w/ 3" Dual Speed Focuser
The Explore Scientific ED152 refractor utilizes a carbon fiber for a lightweight optical tube that resists fluctuations in temperture changes, saving you the annoyance of refocusing making it particularly well suited to astro-photography. Exhibiting beauty and strength, this 5.98" OTA weighs just 20.5 pounds. Using genuine Hoya ED glass from Japan, the 152mm's optics are diffraction limited at .25PV or better. Further improved with EMD (Enhanced Multi-Layer Coatings) which are deposited on each of the optical elements, boosting contrast while eliminated light scatter. Matte black knife edge baffles help to ensure light is directed only to your eye or camera enhanching contrast, brightness and color to it's maximum performance.
Each Explore Scientific is precision collimated, thoroughly tested and inspected before leaving the factory and rarely if ever need recollimation. However, to ensure that your 152mm triplet refractor performs at its abolute best Explore's lens cell design allows for easy collimation at home. Included with the optical tube is a special edition 3" rack & pinion focuser with two focus adjustment speeds. Developed by Explore Scientific this focuser is ultra-precise with no backlash. A 2" 99% reflectivity, dielectric star diagonal with 1.25" compression ring eyepiece adapter, 8x50 right angle finder scope with illuminated reticle, cradle rings and D-series dovetail plate, 8x50 illuminated polar finder and deluxe carry case round out the accessories included with your purchase.
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SKU ES-TED15208CFC3 UPC Code 812257015894 Manufacturer Explore Scientific Telescope Series Explore Triplet ED Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Warranty Lifetime Warranty Telescope Aperture 152mm Telescope Focal Length 1216mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/8 Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13 Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Tube Color or Finish Carbon Fiber Optical Tube Outer Diameter 165mm Length of Optical Tube With Dew Sheild: 52"; 1320mm or Without Dew Sheild: 41"; 1041mm Optical Tube Weight 20.5 lbs. Mount Weight N/A Total Telescope Weight 20.5 lbs. Dew Shield Included? Yes OTA Mount Type Losmandy-Style Dovetail Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal Eyepiece(s) Included None Focuser Size 3" Focuser Style Rack & Pinion Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds Two-Speed Case Included? Yes Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
- Included Items
- 152mm Explore Scientific Triplet Carbon Fiber OTA
- 3" Dual Speed Rack and Pinion Focuser
- Cradle Rings
- Losmandy-Style Dovetail Plate
- 8x50 Right Angle Finder w/ Illuminated Reticle
- Finder Bracket
- 8x50 Illuminated Polar Finder
- 2" Dielectric Diagonal
- 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter with Compression Ring
- Deluxe Carry Case
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